Waite Park, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 7,481 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 
Males: 3,437  (45.9%)
Females: 4,044  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

31.8 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56387.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,411 (it was $33,803 in 2000)
Waite Park:

$50,411
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,529 (it was $17,796 in 2000)

Waite Park city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $164,504 (it was $94,200 in 2000)
Waite Park:

$164,504
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $146,846; detached houses: $171,115; townhouses or other attached units: $188,622; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,095; mobile homes: $13,173

Median gross rent in 2017: $812.

March 2019 cost of living index in Waite Park: 99.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.2%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.9% for Black residents, 52.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.4% for other race residents, 41.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Waite Park, MN (2017)
    • 5,35371.0%White alone
    • 1,20716.0%Black alone
    • 80010.6%Hispanic
    • 2172.9%Asian alone
    • 1882.5%Two or more races
    • 40.05%American Indian alone

Races in Waite Park detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Waite Park by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(58.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6
(89.8)
5
(75.0)
10
(133.4)
7
(92.7)
2
(26.8)
2
(26.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(87.0)
3
(43.6)
4
(58.9)
10
(146.7)
5
(73.4)
7
(101.8)
7
(103.4)
5
(73.6)
6
(89.8)
4
(60.0)
6
(80.0)
1
(13.2)
4
(53.7)
4
(53.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(144.9)
5
(72.7)
12
(176.6)
17
(249.4)
15
(220.3)
13
(189.1)
15
(221.7)
18
(265.1)
10
(149.6)
10
(150.0)
11
(146.7)
10
(132.4)
14
(187.8)
23
(306.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
44
(637.7)
32
(465.3)
44
(647.5)
32
(469.6)
28
(411.2)
29
(421.9)
44
(650.2)
41
(603.8)
44
(658.4)
35
(524.9)
54
(720.1)
15
(198.6)
34
(456.1)
33
(439.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
437
(6,333)
530
(7,706)
454
(6,681)
507
(7,439)
525
(7,710)
648
(9,428)
727
(10,743)
604
(8,895)
666
(9,966)
638
(9,568)
642
(8,561)
619
(8,198)
543
(7,284)
682
(9,079)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(275.4)
12
(174.5)
9
(132.5)
18
(264.1)
14
(205.6)
6
(87.3)
16
(236.4)
11
(162.0)
25
(374.1)
20
(299.9)
13
(173.4)
15
(198.6)
12
(161.0)
37
(492.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(43.5)
3
(43.6)
6
(88.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.5)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(39.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)421.4428.9423.3492.4466.7528.6616.8533.3603.3551.4566.7462.3438.1531.8

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City-data.com crime index in Waite Park, MN

Crime rate in Waite Park detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (28.7%), Somali (9.5%), Norwegian (7.1%), Scandinavian (2.7%), American (2.6%), Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1070 feet

Land area: 7.81 square miles.

Population density: 958 people per square mile   (low).

Waite Park, Minnesota map

1,108 residents are foreign born (8.3% Latin America, 4.7% Africa, 2.6% Asia).

This city:

14.6%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,655 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,211 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (2.5 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (61.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (415.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

St. Cloud, MN (1.6 miles ),
Sauk Rapids, MN (2.0 miles ),
St. Joseph, MN (2.1 miles ),
Pleasant Lake, MN (2.2 miles ),
Sartell, MN (2.2 miles ),
St. Augusta, MN (2.5 miles ),
Rockville, MN (2.8 miles ),
St. Stephen, MN (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 45.55 N, Longitude: 94.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,152 (+68.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 818 (20.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Waite Park, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Waite Park, MN in 2017

Waite Park satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 1998: 57 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 1999: 76 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2000: 76 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2001: 69 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2002: 87 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $229,500
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,500
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $215,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Waite Park, MN residents
Average permit cost in Waite Park, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Waite Park, MN
Historical housing units in Waite Park, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +1,583 (+31.8%).
Most common industries in Waite Park, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (4.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Waite Park, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Waite Park, Minnesota

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Waite Park, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.2. This is about average.

City:

64.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.54. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.54
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Waite Park-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the Waite Park city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F3 tornado 25.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waite Park-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from Waite Park center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 270.3 miles away from Waite Park center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 128.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.6 miles away from Waite Park center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 301.2 miles away from Waite Park center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stearns County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waite Park topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Waite Park:

  • RECOVER HEATLH (110 2ND STREET SOUTH SUITE 138)
  • SAVING GRACE HOME HEALTH LLC (54 10TH AVENUE SOUTH)
  • STERLING PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER (142 NORTH FIRST STREET)

Amtrak station near Waite Park:

  • 4 miles: ST. CLOUD (555 E. ST. GERMAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Waite Park:

  • Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park (Full-time enrollment: 405; Location: 1201 2nd Street South; Private, for-profit; Website: www.msbcollege.edu/)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-St Cloud (Full-time enrollment: 114; Location: 110 2nd Street South; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waite Park:

  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 1 miles; St. Cloud, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,575)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 4 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 4 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 5 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 50 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)
  • Ridgewater College (about 51 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 52 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)

Public high school in Waite Park:

Private high school in Waite Park:

Public elementary/middle schools in Waite Park:

  • SAINT CLOUD MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEM (Location: 136 DIVISION STREET, Grades: KG-4, Charter school)
  • DISCOVERY COMMUNITY ELEMENTARY (Location: 700 S 7TH ST, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Waite Park:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • McKinley School was closed in 2003 due to lack of funding. Discovery School in Waite Park now has K-6 grades.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Waite Park: Angushire Golf Course (A), Waite Park Police Department (B), Waite Park City Hall (C), Waite Park Fire Department (D), Waite Park Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Riverwood Mall (1), Marketplace Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waite Park include: United Pentecostal Church (A), Saint Joseph's Church (B), Saint Cloud Church of God (C), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Waite Park include: Quarry Park and Nature Preserve (1), Lion's Park (2), Jiagello Park (3), Bartz Park (4), Community Park (5), Rivers Edge Park (6), Moose Park (7), Saint Cloud Municipal Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Motel 6 (815 1st Street South).

Stearns County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waite Park that have no violations reported:

  • TELLURIDE LODGE (Serves ND, Population served: 86, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

49.2%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Waite Park in 2010:

  • 52 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Waite Park in 2000:

  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Waite Park (2011 data):

  • Plaza Park State Bank: at 131 6th Avenue S, Suite 100, branch established on 1910/11/26. Info updated 2006/07/25: Bank assets: $166.7 mil, Deposits: $149.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Plaza Agency, Inc.
  • Liberty Savings Bank fsb: Waite Park Branch at 818 2nd Street South, Suite 120, branch established on 2003/12/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $163.7 mil, Deposits: $139.1 mil, headquarters in Saint Cloud, MN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • MidCountry Bank: Waite Park Branch at 113 Waite Avenue South, branch established on 1996/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $674.7 mil, Deposits: $534.7 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Waite Park:

Marital status in Waite Park, MN
  • Never married: 44.0%
  • Now married: 36.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Waite Park:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.7
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Waite Park
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Waite Park, MN (based on Stearns County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,56548
Mainline Protestant17,43828
Evangelical Protestant12,07147
Other9697
Orthodox211
None57,578-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Stearns County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Here:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Here:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Stearns County:

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Stearns County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Waite Park:

51.6%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Waite Park:

51.5%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Waite Park:

27.4
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.9%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Waite Park:

8.7%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Waite Park:

7.0
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Waite Park:

26.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

61.1%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waite Park, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$77,820$71,8341$935
Other Government Administration 9$29,885$39,8470$0
Streets and Highways 7$39,446$67,6220$0
Water Supply 4$22,609$67,8270$0
Police - Other 3$14,154$56,6162$622
Financial Administration 2$12,356$74,1360$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,697$56,3640$0
Fire - Other 1$7,011$84,1320$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 28$4,837
Local Libraries 0$0 1$348
Totals for Government 40$207,978$62,39332$6,742

Waite Park government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,059,000 ($676.25)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,810,000 ($241.95)
    Sewerage: $1,081,000 ($144.50)
    Regular Highways: $912,000 ($121.91)
    Water Utilities: $644,000 ($86.08)
    Financial Administration: $632,000 ($84.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $314,000 ($41.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000 ($32.75)
    General - Other: $224,000 ($29.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $169,000 ($22.59)
    Central Staff Services: $115,000 ($15.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,483,000 ($198.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $379,000 ($50.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $312,000 ($41.71)
    General - Other: $305,000 ($40.77)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,069,000 ($276.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $537,000 ($71.78)

Waite Park government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $528,000 ($70.58)
    Other: $165,000 ($22.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,074,000 ($143.56)
    Interest Earnings: $664,000 ($88.76)
    General Revenue - Other: $142,000 ($18.98)
    Fines and Forfeits: $98,000 ($13.10)
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000 ($4.95)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,002,000 ($133.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,080,000 ($278.04)
    Other: $160,000 ($21.39)
    General Local Government Support: $56,000 ($7.49)
  • Tax - Property: $7,210,000 ($963.77)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,160,000 ($155.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $112,000 ($14.97)
    Other: $85,000 ($11.36)
    Other License: $84,000 ($11.23)

Waite Park government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,068,000 ($4687.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,023,000 ($3478.55)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,217,000 ($1633.07)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,217,000 ($1633.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,440,000 ($1395.54)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,395,000 ($186.47)

Waite Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,469,000 ($196.36)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,175,000 ($2295.82)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,649,000 ($3963.24)

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,236 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Benton County, MN  1.39% ($38,687 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.66% ($35,307)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($62,250)


7.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Benton County, MN  1.46% ($40,572 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.85% ($43,221)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.70% ($51,642)
Businesses in Waite Park, MN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Menards1
AT&T1New Balance1
Discount Tire1Nike2
Domino's Pizza1Olive Garden1
FedEx1Penske1
Home Depot1PetSmart1
IHOP1Slumberland1
KFC1Sprint Nextel1
Kincaid1Starbucks1
Kmart1Subway3
Kohl's1Toyota1
La-Z-Boy2UPS1
Lane Furniture3Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walgreens1
McDonald's2Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Waite Park:

  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KNSI (1450 AM; 1 kW; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WJON (1240 AM; 1 kW; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waite Park:

  • KVSC (88.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KCML (99.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES INC)
  • WHMH-FM (101.7 FM; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KCFB (91.5 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KKSR (96.7 FM; SARTELL, MN; Owner: SARTELL FM, INC.)
  • KLZZ (103.7 FM; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KKJM (92.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, ST. CLOUD)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • K208DV (90.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLCI (106.1 FM; ELK RIVER, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO LLC)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDDG (105.5 FM; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Waite Park:

  • K19BG (Channel 19; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCMN-LP (Channel 13; ST. CLOUD-SARTELL, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
Waite Park fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Waite Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.3mTotal length
  • 70,088Total average daily traffic
  • 1,971Total average daily truck traffic
  • 67,428Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Waite Park)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Waite Park, MN)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Waite Park)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CZECH SPORT AIRCRAFT A S SPORTCRUISER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 475SC , Serial Number: C0501, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 02/07/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 05/08/2019
    Registrant (Individual): David Patrick Swantek, 220 3rd St N, Waite Park, MN 56387
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 933BK , Serial Number: 28-7225113, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 11/23/1971, Certificate Issue Date: 12/20/1997
    Registrant (Individual): William R Kreul, 1151 Willow Pond Dr, Waite Park, MN 56387

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED27$106,54122$84,665100$115,2936$50,3950$08$93,6340$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$115,1004$70,1100$00$01$115,1000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$67,6003$115,40729$150,9801$2,7401$13,7003$257,9101$593,770
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$79,4701$140,68024$124,6930$00$01$92,2600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$52,9804$51,1550$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$56,6403$146,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$52,9805$135,198
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$56,6350$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$52,9802$132,460
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$52,9800$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waite Park, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waite Park, MN - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 12
Fire incident types in Waite Park, MN

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waite Park, MN
Most common first names in Waite Park, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2880.4 years
Mary2680.4 years
Margaret1586.5 years
William1577.5 years
George1470.7 years
Robert1469.1 years
Harold1277.9 years
Joseph1184.1 years
Dorothy1179.3 years
Clara1084.8 years
Most common last names in Waite Park, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1080.3 years
Meyer1064.6 years
Anderson681.8 years
Olson568.4 years
Zenner574.0 years
Schmitt578.4 years
Brannan474.5 years
Bauer490.3 years
Carlson474.2 years
Gohman476.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waite Park, MN
  • 82.1%Utility gas
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waite Park, MN
  • 45.8%Electricity
  • 40.6%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.9%Other fuel
  • 2.4%No fuel used


Waite Park compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Waite Park on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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